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No es bueno que el hombre esté solo (1973)

Resident in an industrial city, Martín is a lonely man who lives isolated in his villa where he has created a world of his own that he shares with Elena, a doll he treats as if she were his... See full summary »

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Pedro Olea

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José Truchado (based on an original idea by) (as José Truchado Reyes), Pedro Olea (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Carmen Sevilla ... Lina
José Luis López Vázquez ... Martín
Máximo Valverde Máximo Valverde ... Mauro
Eduardo Fajardo ... Don Alfonso
José Franco ... Dario
Helga Liné ... Mónica
Lola Merino Lola Merino ... Cati (as Lolita Merino)
Raquel Rodrigo ... Mujer de club
Betsabé Ruiz Betsabé Ruiz ... Chica de club
Enrique Ferpi Enrique Ferpi ... Cliente de club
José Riesgo ... Agente
Ángel Menéndez Ángel Menéndez ... Ingeniero
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Resident in an industrial city, Martín is a lonely man who lives isolated in his villa where he has created a world of his own that he shares with Elena, a doll he treats as if she were his wife. In a neighboring apartment lives Lina, a prostitute, and her daughter Cati, an overly curious girl who discovers the truth. Little by little, Martín will be dominated by Lina, to the point that she and her daughter settle in his house. Mauro, a pimp and Lina's lover, will precipitate the tragedy with his aggressive behavior. Written by jsanchez

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 May 1973 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Il chiodo nel cervello See more »

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Production Co:

Lotus Films See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Brilliant thriller
4 July 2001 | by f.gimenezSee all my reviews

This Spanish films deals with the eternal fear of mankind, loneliness.

But it´s not only a drama, it´s a suspense film as well, really terrifying at times.

A widowed man lives in an old house, with a full size doll as his mate. His life goes by quite normally until a child who is his beautiful neighbor´s daughter gets into his house while he´s away and finds out his big secret. He begs the child not to tell his secret to anybody, but unfortunately she doesn´t!... and the problems have just begun for this tormented and humble man.

This is one of the best films I´ve seen starring the great José Luís López Vázquez. He and Carmen Sevilla are just terrific.

If you like Spanish suspense/horror films, you must watch this. And if you don´t, you´ll enjoy it anyway.

(10 out of 10)


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